Production and Operations Coordinator/Manager

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is seeking a detail-oriented, data-driven, enthusiastic marketing professional to manage our marketing, advertising, communications and patron services.


  • Manage all on-site concert production aspects and act as stage manager
  • Coordinate production logistics, including communicating with venues, renting additional equipment, coordinating piano tunings, hiring recording engineers and additional production staff as necessary, and ensuring that contract conditions are met
  • Create production planning documents and run sheets
  • Research, schedule, and book rehearsal venues
  • Organize production and logistics for tours and run-outs
  • Hire and coordinate with music librarians to ensure all projects are on schedule, track music library expenses
  • Coordinate with Accountant to produce orchestra/concert budget estimates, submit and review musician payrolls, update cash flow and budgets
  • Assist in contracting musicians as needed
  • Oversee and direct Operations Assistant

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field with strong background in writing, marketing and/or communication.
  • At least three years experience working in either a production or administrative position is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends in locations throughout the Chicago area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication necessaryProficiency in marketing tools such as social media, google assets, website editing and email marketing platforms.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and diplomatic with the ability to prioritize multiple projects at the same time; Ability to make quick decisions in high-pressure situations
  • Strong knowledge of classical music, with ability to read scores, and a knowledge of the orchestral repertoire and industry is a significant asset
  • Knowledge of Ovation/Tessitura a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds


This is a full-time permanent position.

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and one sample to
No phone calls please. 


West Suburban Symphony

Concert Master

The West Suburban Symphony Society is seeking a concertmaster for each of the three volunteer orchestras it operates; the openings may be filled by 1, 2, or 3 individuals. Peter Lipari serves as music director and conductor for all three groups. One orchestra gives 5 concerts each academic year, the second gives 2 concerts each summer, and the third is a 35-player chamber ensembles that presents one concert during the academic year. Concerts and rehearsals are in the Hinsdale area during the academic year and the Naperville-Wheaton area during the summer; typically there are 5-7 rehearsals per concert.


  • The concertmaster plays all first violin solos.
  • Determines bowings for violins and violas.
  • Provide artistic guidance to the orchestra in collaboration with Maestro Lipari.
  • Carry out any additional duties that may be included in the concertmaster contract by mutual agreement of the  incumbent and the board of directors.
  • The Society is seeking applicants who are committed to the tradition of community orchestras and share its players' love of music. 

This is a contracted permanent position.

Compensation: The concertmaster is paid both a per-concert fee and a per-rehearsal fee, negotiated with the Society's board of directors.

To Apply: Interested violinists are asked to contact the Society through